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Good morning and happy monday everyone. I think this jacket has the "extended yet unpadded shoulder" that was suggested to me by gdl and others last friday. However, I am not happy with the chest/torso of the jacket and taking it in to get some alterations done w/o "suppressing" the waist I guess. I just think it can fit better.

Have a good start to the week gentlemen.

P.S. Screw this winter crap.

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Jacket looks fine, C.
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Originally Posted by Elegantly Wasted View Post


Don't worry about the tie, it diverts attention from the oversized cuff.


It's not an oversized cuff, it's a standard French cuff on a perfect length sleeve for me (32" if you want to know); I've just pulled it out / pulled back the jacket sleeve a bit to show the link. I hope you're joking, because I wouldn't have thought I would have had to explain this to anyone here... smile.gif

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Looks nice upr_crust, is it still that cold in NYC? I mean with the overcoat and the scarf.

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Looks nice upr_crust, is it still that cold in NYC? I mean with the overcoat and the scarf.

The coat is a bit heavier than needed, but the color goes better with today's suit than the lighter weight topcoats that I own. As it is, tomorrow may start out very cold indeed - today is 10C/50F (and quite windy), but tomorrow AM commutation temperature is predicted to be 1C/34F.
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Today:

 

Jacket: RL linen

Shirt: MTM by Andrew's Ties - fabrics by Monti

Pants: Pal Zileri

PS: unknown - cotton

Belt: vintage - struzzo

Socks: Gallo

Shoes: handmade by a local shoemaker 15 years ago

 

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Jacket looks fine, C.

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I danced all night in this thing so everything is a bit messy and disheveled, and since I didn't take the pictures, I had no control over the quality.


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The coat is a bit heavier than needed, but the color go better with today's suit than the lighter weight topcoats that I own. As it is, tomorrow may start out very cold indeed - today is 10C/50F (and quite windy), but tomorrow AM commutation temperature is predicted to be 1C/34F.


Oh okay, well looks great anyways :)! And those hats you use is perfect on you allwas!

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I appreciate your comments gents nod[1].gif


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It's not an oversized cuff, it's a standard French cuff on a perfect length sleeve for me (32" if you want to know); I've just pulled it out / pulled back the jacket sleeve a bit to show the link. I hope you're joking, because I wouldn't have thought I would have had to explain this to anyone here... smile.gif

Thanks for the explanation.
Yet, I was thinking about the width/perimeter of the cuff. I think that ~1cm smaller would be perfect.
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

Good morning and happy monday everyone. I think this jacket has the "extended yet unpadded shoulder" that was suggested to me by gdl and others last friday. However, I am not happy with the chest/torso of the jacket and taking it in to get some alterations done w/o "suppressing" the waist I guess. I just think it can fit better.
Have a good start to the week gentlemen.
P.S. Screw this winter crap. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I know that doc may disagree but with your body shape (similar to mine from what I see), you need wider lapels IMO. Right now, and some may be due to the position/angle of the camera, the overall shape is more of an A than a V. I don't advocate going crazy with faking the V but I do think that wider shoulders combined with wider lapels forming a long V-shape would work to your advantage. Maybe a slightly shorter coat too so that the hem of your coat doesn't end up at a point that's wider than your shoulders.
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I know that doc may disagree but with your body shape (similar to mine from what I see), you need wider lapels IMO. Right now, and some may be due to the position/angle of the camera, the overall shape is more of an A than a V. I don't advocate going crazy with faking the V but I do think that wider shoulders combined with wider lapels forming a long V-shape would work to your advantage. Maybe a slightly shorter coat too so that the hem of your coat doesn't end up at a point that's wider than your shoulders.

Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I am mor einterested in wider lapels now than in the past. Fwiw, I am 5'11'' 170 with a 40 chest and 33 waist. I played tennis and basketball so my thighs are bit bigger (I think the hem thing relates to this) than my torso. I run and lift now but don't do anything crazy with weights. I think it is partially the angle (I can't take hte best pictures at work and I exercise after so can't get pictures outside most days) but you are correct about the overall shape. From a more straight on angle I think it looks a bit more "v" like. Other than a few BB coats I like, I am mostly trying to get jackets with more standard lapels and natural shoulders than extend a bit. It is kind of funny though, I have more a v shape with my jackets off than on, so maybe your suggestions could help. Thanks.
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Gotcha. You sound pretty fit, so this must be an angle issue. Also, sometimes the drop and waist measurements don't tell the whole story because the coat drapes around the hips and upper thighs so your hips play a big role in the overall visual effect. If your hips are much wider than your waist, you certainly do not want to accentuate that with a wasp-shaped fitted waist, like is sometimes seen on people looking for that "slim suit" look.
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Gotcha. You sound pretty fit, so this must be an angle issue. Also, sometimes the drop and waist measurements don't tell the whole story because the coat drapes around the hips and upper thighs so your hips play a big role in the overall visual effect. If your hips are much wider than your waist, you certainly do not want to accentuate that with a wasp-shaped fitted waist, like is sometimes seen on people looking for that "slim suit" look.

I agree with this. It took me a long time to realize I wasn't doing my body any favors with severe waist suppression. #lovehandles
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